No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Energy Bites {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}

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These no-bake oatmeal cookie bites come together in minutes and are full of all real food ingredients. I don't feel quite so bad grabbing a few of these delicious, chocolatey treats! Great for after-school snacks too!
berry smoothie in mason jar with straw

Very Berry Smoothie (+ Freezer Pack Instructions)

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The Very Berry Smoothie starts your day with a super food punch! This easy, healthy smoothie includes strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, plus some hidden spinach. Make some freezer smoothie packs ahead of time to have these on hand for a quick, nutritious breakfast.
green smoothie with mango and chia in mason jar with straw

Green Machine Smoothie (+ Freezer Pack Instructions)

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This easy, healthy green smoothie is a tasty way to eat more veggies and fruit, like avocado, mango, and kale. Freezer smoothie pack instructions included.
strawberry smoothie in mason jar with straw

Strawberry Piña Colada Smoothie (+ Freezer Pack Instructions)

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Frozen strawberries, pineapple, and banana combine with coconut milk and almonds to create the most luxurious, healthy smoothie you've ever had! We teach you how to prep ahead by making freezer smoothie packs to have on hand, too. This easy Strawberry Piña Colada fruit smoothie has party time written all over it.
Orange smoothie in mason jar with straw

Orangesicle Smoothie (+ Freezer Pack Instructions)

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Sweet potato, clementines, carrots, and bananas create the base of this easy smoothie that's a healthier version of the orange sherbet push-up pops from childhood. Yum! Freezer smoothie pack instructions included so you can prep these smoothies ahead of time.
blueberry smoothie in mason jar with straw

Blueberry Muffin Smoothie (+ Freezer Pack Instructions)

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This beautiful, nutritious, and easy purple smoothie really does taste like a Blueberry Muffin. Freezer smoothie pack instructions included!
cherry smoothie in mason jar with straw

Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie (+ Freezer Pack Instructions)

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This easy Chocolate Covered Cherry smoothie recipe tastes like a chocolate shake but is chock full of nutrition thanks to spinach, dark cherries, almond butter, cocoa powder.
Breakfast Cereal Parfait

Breakfast Cereal Parfait

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This easy breakfast idea packs in fruits, whole grains, and yogurt for a healthy and delicious start to the day. Not to mention, it's fun! My children regularly ask for a breakfast parfait using cereal…

Cinnamon Sugar Roll-Ups: Easy After School Snack

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This is one of those snacks that we--both the kids themselves and I--have been making for years. You can thank my 1st grader son, Ben, for making sure this ended up on the blog finally. "Mom, tell…
The Banana Boat: The perfect after school snack!

Banana Boat: The Perfect After School Snack

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It began many, many years ago. About 35 in fact. My mom used to make these for me as a kid, sans the chocolate chips. She was a better mom than me, I guess. But, here I am three decades later making…

20 Healthy Snack Ideas for the First Trimester

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At only 5 weeks pregnant, I had hardly even noticed any pregnancy symptoms. Life was going on as normal for the most part. On one particular morning, I served up some oatmeal pancakes and fruit and my…
Kids and adults alike love these 30+ healthy on-the-go snacks.

30+ Healthy On-the-Go Snacks (and How I Get My Family to Eat Them)

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Disclaimer: This article was created in partnership with Frigidaire. But the opinions are all ours! Each summer I love to take advantage of the time my kids have off school to fill their little minds…

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies {Freezer Meal}

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I love this easy healthy breakfast idea: Chocolate Chip Zucchini Breakfast Cookies. These healthy make ahead breakfast cookies are great fresh or also as a freezer meal.  Zucchini for breakfast!? Yep.…

Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Banana Bites

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I've got a perfect fix for that afternoon sweet tooth! Try out these peanut butter, dark chocolate, banana bites. They are YUMMO and super easy to make. Simply slice up some banana, slab a little peanut…
creamy avocado dip

Creamy Avocado Dip: For One or For a Crowd

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As afternoon snacks go, dark chocolate chips and peanuts rank #1 in my book. But, Creamy Avocado Dip might come in at #2. This healthy and filling dip is a great love of mine for lunch or for snacking. You…

Incredibly Easy Crock Pot Cinnamon Apples {Freezer Meal}

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I came home with a bag of peeled and chopped up apples from Apple Butter Weekend and was trying to figure out what to do with them. After poking around on a few recipes I figured I could cook them…

Coconutty Granola with Dried Fruit

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If you've been around here for a while, you know that Polly already has a Homemade Granola recipe that she claims is the best. Now, I haven't personally made it yet, but I'm going to claim that Mark…

Homemade Chex Mix Recipe

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I'm almost a little hesitant to share this recipe. No, not because of its addictive nature and unmatchable flavor. Not because it makes a HUGE batch and is easy to store, give away, or bring to a large…
crock pot cran-apple sauce recipe

Crock Pot Cran-Apple Sauce Recipe {Guest Post}

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Hi everyone! I'm Sarah and I blog at The Pajama Chef. I am so excited to be guest posting today at Thriving Home. When Rachel contacted me to ask if I would share my Crock Pot Cran-Apple Sauce, I was thrilled!…

Mediterranean Layered Dip

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Here's a healthy and super EASY lunch, appetizer, or snack idea for you. Try out this tasty Mediterranean Layered Dip and make it your way.
A easy homemade granola recipe

Homemade Granola Recipe

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For the past few months, my husband has kindly reminded me that I haven't made my granola recipe in a while. I had good intentions to make it but just added it to the very long to-do list and it never…

Healthy Kid Snack: Chocolate Nut Butter Pretzels

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First off, thanks to my friend, Nikki, for this idea!  Today, I received another "you're the best mommy in the world!" cheer during snack time thanks to her simple kid-friendly snack idea. If you…
homemade popcorn with coconut oil

Homemade Popcorn

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A few years ago my sister turned me on to making my own popcorn on the stove vs. the microwave.  It's unbelievably cheaper for one thing.  For another, it's safe and healthy, unlike microwave popcorn…

Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins {Freezer Meal}

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These healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are moist, sweet, and delicious...and easily freezable. We pull them out of the freezer for snacks or for an easy breakfast.